(bits) by bill keaggy

Every week I used to find a cool weblog (sometimes a local St. Louis blog) or some useful, interesting web site from here or there and write up a brief on it for the Sunday Everyday section Tuesday Here and Now section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I used to work there as Features Photo Editor). That's about it. Not much action here anymore. More of my stuff can be seen here: keaggy.com.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Ecology of Absence

Ecology of Absence is a local site that "chronicles changes in the built environment of St. Louis with occasional coverage of Chicago, Gary, Peoria, Detroit and the greater midwest." Michael Allen and Claire Nowak-Boyd try to "reveal the odd interaction of social and ecological forces that lead people to build, abandon and reclaim buildings and structures." Check it out at ecoabsence.blogspot.com.

Saturday, January 21, 2006


Are you a link junkie, a news geek? A web addict, a blog beast? If so, diggdot.us is the site for you. Aggregating posts from popular web sites Digg, Slashdot and Delicious, diggdot.us provides links galore for the nerd in need. All signal, no noise. Click away at diggdot.us.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

MoOM: The Museum of Online Museums

Coudal Partners, a design firm based in Chicago, curates the Museum of Online Museums where you can find links to "online collections and exhibits covering a vast array of interests and obsessions: Start with a review of classic art and architecture, and graduate to the study of mundane (and sometimes bizarre) objects elevated to art by their numbers, juxtaposition, or passion of the collector." Amuse yourself at www.coudal.com/moom.php.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Stuck on you?

Elvis has been spotted in the conference room. And he can be seen in yours, too, once you read this detailed how-to by quirky graphic designers Charles Mangin and Todd Coats. If you've always wanted to make a gigantic Elvis Presley mosaic out of multi-colored Post-It notes, well... you're a little weird. But at least Mangin and Coats can show you how to do it. Just go to www.capstrat.com.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis

Another year has gone by, and time keeps on ticking -- so get clicking through the online archives of the "History's Time Portal to Old St. Louis" and look back into years past. Scott K. Williams of Florissant maintains this link-packed site, keeping it updated with old photographs, vintage postcards and historical stories and biographies. Set your Wayback Machine to www.stlouistimeportal.com.